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the cliff a better alternative. plus, mayhem in the middle east as worries grow that syria may use chemical weapons and egypt moves closer to civil war. can the u.s. stay on the sidelines much longer? and a military judge moved from the trial of ahsan after demanding the army major shave. did the order show bias? >> ♪ >> welcome to the journal, he editorial report. little progress this week in evidence to avoid january's looming tax hikes and spending cuts commonly known as the fiscal cliff. despite a call between president obama and john boehner, the two sides appear to be no closer to a compromise. are republicans working on the scenes on a plan b? wall street journal columnist, dan henninger and kim strassel. you have bean working the phones, is there something going on between speaker boehner and the president? >> no, i think that they are nowhere and it's because the president is refusing to budge at all on the top toks ratestopx rates and we'll go off the cliff if the republicans don't acreed to that demand. so we're still at a stand still. >> paul: kim, why is the president so ins
and we've abdicated anything in syria, so, the message around the world, isn't it, is that the u.s. is going to be much-- going to lead a lot less than it has. >> and we had the right strategy, i think we could have the right strategy and is an opportunity. >> well, look, there is an analogy here. in the 1920's it became clear that the victorious parties in the united states, france, britain weren't prepared to enforce the global order that they had imposed at the versailles settlement and it became obvious to countries like germany and the new soviet union that they could violate that order with impunity. so, beginning around 1922 you had two decades leading to the second world war of this double process, revisionist regimes that want today revise the structure ofl power and status quo power and today there's only one status quo power and under this administration-- >> is iran test whether these countries, the united states in particular going to enforce this world order? >> look, you have three presidents, president clinton, bush and obama said that nuclear iran is unacceptable
anything in syria. the message around the world is that the u.s. is going to be much -- it is going to lead a lot less i than it has. >> we had the right strategy. we could have the right strategy and there isn't an opportunity. >> in the 1920s it game clear that the victorious powers of the united states, france, britain weren't prepared to enforce the global order that they had imposed at thefo versailles settlement. and it became obvious to countries like germany and the soviet union that this they could violate with impunity. in 1922 you had two decades leading to the second world wharf this -- war of this regime that wanted to revise the structure of global power and the status quo powers who weren't prepared to enforce it. there was one power and under this administration -- >> is iran the test case for whether or not these countries are going -- europe and the united states and in particular are going to enforce this world order? >> look, you have three presidents, president clinton, bush and obama have said explicitly that a nuclear iran is unacceptable. if the iranians are allowed
're already out of iraq. we've abdicated doing anything in syria. so we're going to lead a lot less. >> we had the right strategy. i think we could have the right strategy and opportunity. >> look, there is an analogy here. in 1920s, france and britain weren't prepared to enforce the global order they imposed in the vary sigh settlement and it was obvious that germany could violate that order. beginning around 1922 you had two decades leading to the second world war of the revisionist regime that wanted to revise the structure of global power and the status quo powers. today there is one status quo power and under this administration. >> as to whether these countries are going to enforce this world order? >> look you have three presidents. president clinton, bush and obama have said explicitly a nuclear iran is unacceptable. if the iranians are allowed to walk across that threshold with no opposition that is going to demonstrate to other would be aggressive regimes there is no cop on the street. that is what is happening. >> paul: is this the year of the showdown? >> it's how much industrial m
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